Christian Brothers Automotive began with the simple premise of providing precision auto repairs and routine maintenance with transparency, integrity, and a philosophy of people first. We're changing the way our guests experience car repair business by providing a standard-setting experience with every vehicle served.
When Christian Brothers Automotive opened in 1982, our goal was to change the way our guests viewed the automotive repair industry. We set out to implement a standard of service unparalleled by our competitors, that our guests could come to rely on no matter where in the country they stepped into one of our locations. Since then, as we’ve grown to over 250 shops nationwide, our people-first approach to automotive care hasn’t wavered.
We’ve proven there’s another way to thrive in this industry. Christian Brothers Automotive has set the new standard for auto repair businesses with our Nice Difference®. We use Christian principles to provide guests with a clean, welcoming environment and a Courtesy Inspection. We treat every guest with respect, transparency, and integrity by offering thorough, informative discussions about their vehicle and a complimentary shuttle service, should they need it. We make sure every franchisee goes above and beyond to put guests at ease and provide a positive auto service experience, so they keep coming back.
Many of our franchisees didn’t have auto service industry experience prior to joining Christian Brothers Automotive. We’ve found this gives us a key advantage: Christian Brothers Automotive franchise owners know how to relate to the average guest. We’ve been franchising since 1996 and have since opened more than 250 locations nationwide. We’ve never closed a single location due to poor business and continue to build upon one of the best reputations in the auto service industry.
Mark Carr and a friend meet up after a church event and talk about starting an automotive repair shop.
The first Christian Brothers Automotive opens in August in Mission Bend, Texas.
Christian Brothers Automotive becomes a registered franchisor and opens seven additional locations throughout Austin, Houston, and Dallas/Ft. Worth.
Christian Brothers Automotive has 17 locations and has expanded into Oklahoma, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Christian Brothers Automotive grows to 50 locations and new states that include Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Alabama.
Christian Brothers Automotive celebrates its 200th location.
Christian Brothers Automotive is ranked on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list for the fifth year in a row and ranked #3 for Repair and Maintenance Services in the automotive category. We currently have more than 250 locations.
Mark Carr was working as a graphic arts salesman when he and a friend came up with the idea for an automotive repair shop venture in 1981. They named the company “Christian Brothers Automotive,” which was inspired by the circumstances of their first meeting in church. The following year, they opened the first Christian Brothers Automotive repair facility in Mission Bend, Texas.
While Mark didn’t have typical auto service industry experience, he found guests appreciated and preferred his transparency and attention to detail. After this realization, Mark developed a list of all the things guests didn’t like about their past car service experiences and concluded that this was an opportunity to differentiate Christian Brothers Automotive from the competition, which forever changed the way we do business.
After elevating Christian Brothers Automotive, Mark opened a few other locations and continued to have consistent success. In 1996, Christian Brothers Automotive became a registered franchisor, and Mark was able to open an additional seven locations in Texas. By 2001, we had 17 locations and expanded into Oklahoma, Georgia, and Tennessee. Six years later, we grew to 50 locations and expanded into more states that included Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Alabama.
In 2019, Christian Brothers Automotive celebrated 38 years in business with its 200th location. Since then, we’ve grown to more than 250 locations, and we’re proud to say we have yet to close a single location due to poor business.
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